Millions of data points from four unique research initiatives

Millions of data points from four unique research initiatives

IBD Qorus

IBD Qorus, the Foundation’s flagship quality of care program, is designed to drive improved care and health outcomes for patients living with IBD. This first-ever adult IBD learning health system leverages the power of a collaborative improvement network. It brings together providers and patients across the United States to focus on improving how care is delivered in order to produce outcomes-driven results.

Patient-Physician Partnership for Co-Production of Care

Participating patients and their providers share health information (patient-reported outcomes and clinical data) at each visit, and through this process, address those outcomes that are most important to the patient and the provider. Engaging patients in the management of their own care is essential to catalyzing change and improving health outcomes.

Focus on Outcomes Improvement and Value

Health outcomes are important indicators of improvement. Care teams in the Qorus community collaboratively develop and implement quality improvement activities to address specific disparities and gaps in care that lead to suboptimal patient outcomes and, consequently, lower overall value.

Sharing Knowledge and Disseminating Results

Data aggregated from participating sites is used to identify variations in practices and outcomes. These variations are targeted for process improvements that are tested in clinical practice. Care processes that consistently demonstrate prolonged higher quality care and improved outcomes are then adopted by the larger Qorus community to result in greater value in healthcare management.
These characteristics make IBD Qorus a quality-driven and care-focused initiative that will improve care and outcomes for hundreds of thousands of IBD patients. The impact of this program has the potential to reform and advance the way in which all stakeholders within the healthcare system interact to produce care, ultimately leading to optimal health outcomes.
Data can be used for:

  • Patient stratification (clinical)
  • Clinical trial study feasibility and site selection
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Study Lead Co-Principal Investigators

  • Corey Siegel, MD -- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • Gil Melmed, MD, MS -- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Currently there are 30 sites participating in IBD Qorus. Over the next three years, the Foundation will significantly expand the number of sites and patients engaged in the program.

Participating IBD Qorus Centers:

Cohort 1 Cohort 2 Cohort 3
Baylor College of Medicine IBD Center Houston, TX
Jason Hou, MD
Henry Ford Center for IBD
Novi, MI
Nirmal Kaur, MD
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA
Francis Farraye, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Gil Melmed, MD, MS
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Center for IBD
Washington, DC
Mark Mattar, MD
Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates
Houston, TX
Bincy Abraham, MD, MS, FACG
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH
Corey Siegel, MD
Northwestern Medicine IBD Center
Chicago, IL
Leonard Baidoo, MD
John Hopkins: Meyerhoff IBD Center
Baltimore, MD
Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD
Gastro-1
Memphis, TN
Ziad Younes, MD
NYU-Winthrop Hospital IBD Center
Mineola, NY
Raluca Vrabie, MD
Regional GI
Lancaster, PA
John Betteridge, MD
Gastroenterology Associates
Providence, RI
Samir Shah, MD
Saratoga-Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates
Burnt Hills, NY
Mark Metwally, MD
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI
Lia Kaufman, MD
Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates
Omaha, NE
Helen Fasanya-Uptagraft, MD
Shreveport Gastrointestinal Specialists
Shreveport, LA
Humberto Aguilar, MD
Texas Digestive Disease Consultants
Southlake, TX
Timothy Ritter, MD & Chris Fourment, MD
Oregon Clinic
Portland, OR
Donald Lum, MD
St. Anthony Physicians Group Gastroenterology
Oklahoma City, OK
Tauseef Ali, MD
University Gastroenterology
Providence, RI
Joel Spellun, MD
Penn State Hershey IBD Center
Hershey, PA
Emmanuelle Williams, MD
University of California San Diego Health IBD Center
San Diego, CA
William Sandborn, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
Mark Gerich, MD
University of Chicago Medicine IBD Center
Chicago, IL
David Rubin, MD
University of Southern California IBD Center
Los Angeles, CA
Caroline Hwang, MD
University of Utah Crohn’s & Colitis Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Ann Flynn, MD
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Millie Long, MD
University of Washington IBD Center Seattle, WA
Tim Zisman, MD, MPH
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
Manish Singla, MD



For more information, contact Alandra Weaver.